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Want to Meet Interesting People? Fly Coach instead of First Class

By July 19, 2012No Comments

Just because you sit in the cheap seats doesn’t always mean that you cannot network or meet fascinating people. In fact, it might be quite the opposite.

According to this interesting hint from, flying in coach/economy might actually be a bonus, not a bane.

“My most interesting networking realization is that in 30 years in international business, I have yet to meet anyone personally or professionally interesting in first class. However, nearly every time I fly economy on a miserable, long flight, I am seated with someone who proves to be an interesting person and from whom I can learn something. Inspiration does not come in first class or from a consultant with an MBA!”

Jean Hoffman, President and CEO, Putney

So the next time you are tempted to purchase a first class ticket just because, think twice. The most interesting people just might be sitting behind you.

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Aaress Lawless

Aaress enjoys helping small businesses and ministries, having budget travel adventures with friends, and blogging about life lessons on Instagram.

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